you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. Information on self-isolation rules if a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 or if you are classed as a contact, can be found here.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

The latest information on the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can be found here

The Clinical Immunology and Allergy Team

The department has 4 consultants, 1 associate specialist, 2 specialist registrars and 4 clinical nurse specialists and has input from paediatricians, respiratory consultants, a dietician and administrative staff.

The aims of our department are to:

  • Provide a patient centred, high quality, comprehensive and evidence based service for adults and children with immunodeficiency and autoinflammatory disease and adults with allergy.
  • Act as a focus for education in immunological and allergic conditions for patients, carers, medical students and postgraduates
  • Input in to paediatric Ataxia Telangiectasia clinic
  • Contribute to research in autoinflammatory diseases and Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • We are supported by CPA accrediated, high quality pathology laboratory services, which include our Immunology laboratory with a wide repertoire of available assays.

Meet the team


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Dr Betsy Cleave


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Dr Evon Boules


Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Kate Hopkinson

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Linda Towlson

Specialty PA

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Dr Elizabeth McDermott

Consultant Immunologist

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Dr Elizabeth Drewe

Consultant Immunologist

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Dr Prashantha Vaitla

Consultant Immunologist

Imelda Tynan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Ruth Weldon, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Marie Henson-Edwards, Patient Pathway Co-ordinator, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Maria O’Connor, Patient Pathway Co-ordinator, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Catherine Blundell, Nursing Admin Assistant, Tel: 0115 970 9130